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F250 to Excursion

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by gotsnow?, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. gotsnow?

    gotsnow? Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    I've been looking into getting an Excursion and getting rid of my F250... Are the fronts of these the same as far as frame?? Between the 99-03 F250 and the 99-03 Excursion are there any differances? Basically will my Western Unimount truck side mount mount right onto an Excursion of similar year?
    Thanks, David - got snow?
     
  2. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

  3. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    I would say yes they are the same chassis in front I think...
     
  4. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    There are same spec as the f350 if you get 4x4 with v10 or powerstroke
     
  5. gotsnow?

    gotsnow? Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    Well that's good; I'd be getting a V10 4x4 and my mount if for 99-03 F250/F350.
     
  6. bluerage94

    bluerage94 Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    I believe they should be the same... My setup is from a F250......
     
  7. gotsnow?

    gotsnow? Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    Bluerage, How does the Excursion do pushing snow?? I believe the wheel base is about the same length as my xcab/long bed so I know turning is a problem (back tire tracks into unplowed snow). Have you had any problems plowing w/ the Excursion and do you use any balast?
    Thanks, David - got snow?
     
  8. PlowboyVT

    PlowboyVT Member
    from VT
    Messages: 67

    I put a Fisher 8.5 HD on my 03' Excursion w/V10. It was an exact fit from my 01' 250 it came off of. New frame bolts was all that was needed. The Excursion has a 137" wheel base, same as reg cab long bed. Plows great and I can bring 7 friends.:dizzy::dizzy:. No, I use it in case my 1 ton is down.
     
  9. RobbieB

    RobbieB Senior Member
    Messages: 122


    Uh, No. They are the same as an extended cab short box 250 but with softer springs.
     
  10. bluerage94

    bluerage94 Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    I haven't had any issues with the Excursion, my crews drive in other trucks and I plow with the Ex... Have never used a ballast, we get smaller amounts of snow... usually less than 4"'s but get about one 10" storm a year on average. My only concern was with the axle rating with the diesel. The rear tires do occasionally track over the unplowed areas. I also have an 8ft plow which helps...
     
  11. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    The superduties and the excursion all have the same frame as far as mounting plows goes
     
  12. RobbieB

    RobbieB Senior Member
    Messages: 122


    Yepper. Took the system off my 00 X and put it on my 250. Just had to get a new adaptor for the headlights.
     
  13. bluerage94

    bluerage94 Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    By the way my Ex is an 02, It's paid for and I still am in love with it. I would and could by a new truck...But there is nothing that comes close to this truck... I will keep this truck forever.
     
  14. PlowboyVT

    PlowboyVT Member
    from VT
    Messages: 67

    Yup, made my last payment on my 03' X 4 months ago. No way would I git rid of it. My son's race motocross, it is a perfect MX trailer hauler. And, like I said it plow's great. I've got Cooper M+S's studded on it, it goes like a beast.
     
  15. Jt13speed

    Jt13speed Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    Have any pics with the plow on PlowboyVT?